Anita's quilts and quilting

A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.

The last 2010 quilt

This quilt is finished even though the owner gave me permission to not quilt it if I had other priorities.  I decided to go ahead and quilt it to call an end to the 2010 quilting schedule.  Now I’m all set to do the end of year paperwork with an empty slate for 2011.
It’s a dog theme quilt so I did paw prints on the outside border.  I did a swag design on the inside border to jazz it up a bit.
I did dog biscuits on the setting triangles.


This person prefers minimal quilting on her quilts.  I did line dancing on the pieces and simple outline around the dogs of the solid squares.   I can always add more quilting but it’s very hard to take away quilting if it’s too much.


December 2nd would have been my son Derek’s 47th birthday.  He committed suicide when he was 40.  I spent a good deal of time thinking of him on his day.

4 comments on “The last 2010 quilt

  1. lw
    December 8, 2010

    That's sad about the stray dogs killing the cats– no wonder you're overrun with mice. I wonder if animal control could do anything about it?

    You could also try borrowing a jack russel terrier– my daughter has one, and this dog can catch anything. They were bred to keep the rats and mice out of the horse barns.

  2. Anonymous
    December 6, 2010

    Loved the dog quilt. I've been wanting to make one for a long time and I have been collecting dog related fabric for years. I have enough dog fabric to make several now! Peppermint is an excellent idea, never heard of it before. Safe and smells good especially this time of year. A cat is a good idea, too, but I never liked to see what they did to the mice once they caught them. ewww Just borrow the cat. I had a few, loved them all, but didn't like the cat hair all over even though I tried to keep them out of my sewing room. N

  3. Anita Estes
    December 6, 2010

    I don't know anyone who owns a cat and the neighborhood feral cats have disappeared. I think maybe the roaming pit bull dogs have either killed all the cats or the cats moved to safer places.

    I remembered an old time remedy my Grandmother used to get rid of mice and rats. Peppermint. I'm giving that a try. I wrote about it on my hints blog this morning.

  4. lw
    December 5, 2010

    Anita– have you considered borrowing a cat from a neighbor? There are cats who get along fine with small dogs. My cat Katie (who passed away) used to kill rats and mice for the whole neighborhood.

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